Get set to soar with the Flyers
A GIRLS' and women's football club is looking for more members as it looks to expand and find a permanent home.
Downend Flyers Football Club was founded in 1992, when there were just six girls playing 6-a-side games.
Now the club has more than 140 players in various age groups competing every weekend, girls in the Bristol Girls League and women in the South West Women's Football League.
The club is run solely by volunteers, including founder Sue Hiscox, who is currently the club secretary, and new chair Tony Mooney, who is looking to expand the membership and find the club its own local home.
All teams train weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, at Page Park in Staple Hill during the summer months and at various locations including Bristol Met Academy, Mangotsfield School, Downend School and Winterbourne Academy during the winter.
Home matches are played on Sundays at various locations including Page Park, Pomphrey Hill, St Stephens School and Hanham Athletic.
Tony said: “I am delighted and honoured to be taking over the role of club chairman, and have a vision to make the club the best all-girls football club in the South West.
"It’s a real community club, with girls coming from a wide variety of schools and locations across Bristol to play.
"My vision is to ensure we have a safe and fun environment for our girls to develop and thrive as footballers and people, and I’d really like to secure a permanent local home for the club, which can evolve into a community hub."
The club welcomes girls from all areas, ages and abilities, from those who have never kicked a football to experienced players looking for a new challenge.
Anyone interested in taking part should email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.downendflyers.com.